Seems as if the Government wants to make sure we're dead one way or the other. If we've survived Covid one way or the other then we'll be nuked before climate change can make the planet uninhabitable. Clearly when there's compeition between the Arms Trade lobbyists and Environmentalists the former has the financial clout from arms dealing leading to death and destruction for poverty stricken regions like the Yemen and Syria, with the Balkans, Iraq and Libya long forgotten. Be interesting to know the effects of lobbying on politicians across the divide. One former Labour Minister for Defence went through the revolving door for a lucrative job with British Aerospace a while ago.
New data published today by think tank SIPRI reveals that UK military spending increased by almost 3% in 2020, making the UK the 5th biggest military spender in the world.
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Posted by John Tyrrell 26.4.2021